For 23:

you need to find the name of the constellation that the star is in.

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GAH!!! DANGGIT!!! i'm so freaking frustrated!! i cannot for the life of me figure out 24... if you get it...PLEASE HELP!!!!

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Ah! Finally got 23. It took me a bit because

I forgot there was an alternate spelling.

And 24

Heh, I saw that one coming and figured it out four levels before it got here!

And 30? I think I know what I have to do to solve it, but I'm not going to take the time, it looks involved. I'm calling it quits for today.

Does anyone else get the impression that these are not in order of difficulty?

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For 24:

I already gave a hint about this, but the name of the picture is important.

Do I have to spell it out for you?

...in a different font?

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Ok Brucker, yes you have to spell it out! lol This is what I have for 24:

Do I type kjhmh in wingdings? Or type word in wingdings? Or am I on the wrong track entirely? So very confused.

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heh...i feel stupid....

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Lara,

Did you read the source code of level 20?

wingdings3

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Has anybody gotten anywhere with level 25 yet?

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Cherry:

What's the name of the game in the picture? Is there another thing with that same name? a PLAY on words perhaps?
After I figured this part out, I imputted a couple names that came to mind (or i found on google) and found my answer. I'm sure there is another hint in the picture or page that leads to the name I chose though, I just haven't found it..

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I'm still stuck on 20.

I tried BONK.htm, html, etc.

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erm...level 20...
your on the right path.

the knightrider's licence plate is KINGHT...


and for 25...

first, the games name is othello....it's kinda a mix of reversi and checkers...or that's how i understand it...

if you click on the white piece on the side (with the N) it places it on the board...

this causes two letters to change

thus giving you enough info to "crack the code" and figure out what the rest of the puzzle says.

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Got it. I'm stuck on level 27 now. My head is killing me. =(

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On 24:

I have the arrows, but i don't know which letter is the starting letter.
also, is the answer 5 or 6 letters?

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27 was pretty tricky for me...

First, look up the word in the title.. and use the concepts involved in that word on the picture and you may notice some things standing out :) (need photoshop/other program i think)

after this, use what you now find to make some connections between similar stars. notice something forming?

be careful to connect the correct sets, and you will get your next level

I hope thats an ok hint. Meanwhile I'm fairly stuck on 29 (I know what needs to be done, just can't find the correct combo)

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OH!! never mind..

it's six letters and starts in the second row from the bottom

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Could somone help me with 21?

I have the co-ords: 381,654
But what do I do with them?

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Extherium:

remember a=1, b=2...

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i need a hint on 25.

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Blah, I'm not getting anything.

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this is frustrating...
Lv 18 question

I've been doing rip/1337.htm but it won't work. Am I doing something wrong?

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could anyone help me with 18, i can't work with the pic, i can't even open it with paint. thanks

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I need help on 26...

I know the picture is of the gameboard RISK and that something has to do with East to West.
It also looks like some encryption in the source. The roman numerals from east to west are 2 5 3 3 1 10.

I am confused.

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For 25 here is a SUPER SPOILER...
WARNING - WARNING

Are you sure you want to see the spoiler?

Here is the key that you will use to decode the letters. Just find the number for the letter on the board. Then find the opposite letter with the same number.
a=01
b=02
c=03
d=04
e=05
f=06
g=07
h=08
i=09
j=10
k=11
l=12
m=13
----- opposite sides
n=13
0=12
p=11
q=10
r=09
s=08
t=07
u=06
v=05
w=04
x=03
y=02
z=01

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Ok, I doing quite good, but my common sense is abandoning me now! On 26, I have:

I understand the code in the source, I found the file, did what I was told

But I can't find the URL!

Am I supposed to do something with the message in the file? I don't get it! :S

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Hey Innocent_Joy could you give me a hint or something on 26 ... I've got nothin.

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Nevermind, already got it. Just a blond moment...

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Nevermind I got 26...

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I don't understand 26 at all. How did you all solve it so quickly!!!

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I don't understand the code in the source. I got the hint in the pic name, and I think I get the title, but the rest escapes me.

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ok..i still don't get 27..

i get that you have to apply the chiaroscuro to the balls in the picture....but i don't see anything... i'm totally bad at this optical illusion thing.

can some one give me a hint about it?

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bink115,

just play around with brightness/contrast settings in the photo, and something will jump right out at you.

Good luck

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please someone tell me how to finish 18, i can't open the pic in paint

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Well, I'm stuck on 31. Going back over previous levels this morning, I noticed that there were clues like the code in the source of level 26 that I never used. I'd be happy to give some help for level 30 (which was a real pain, not so much tough as just a lot of work) or other levels for a hint on that code.

Actually, I have a question about 30 for energythief if he's still reading here:

Are there supposed to be words that appear twice in the grid?

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I need a hint on 28...

I am on the second part where the title is "max then min"

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PLEASE HELP WITH 15!!
I guess i'm just stupid - because there is about 20 posts about 15, but I have no clue what is going on! lol. homophone? toad and civic make no homophone....how do u get to the second picture! i made 'HTM' 'htm' and it said did u read the url carefully...i did....and there was nothing. Please help!

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On 28 I can see the message in the background but I can't figure out what to do.

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ok...i don't have a photo-editer on this computer...so...can someone just tell me what it is i'm supposed to be seeing?

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Some hints on 28 for burky:

  • Okay, since you got that far, you know what those are, obviously. What was the title of the original page of 28?

  • The picture says its name is an "impossible result"?

  • "Impossible result" of following the directions of the title!

  • So what's the "max" possible result and the "min" possible result?

  • The answer to that isn't your next ".htm"...

  • ...because the "impossible result" was a ".jpg", wasn't it?

  • Still clicking?

  • I think I'm done, I'm not going to just give it away.

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I need help on 27!

I found the second pic, and I know you have to connect the letters, but I don't seem to get them connected the way the should be. Is there a system or something or is it just the alphabet.

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Another message for energythief upon passing level 31:

...you devious bastard... No disrespect intended.

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nvm...i just got 28...

It's just a bit mathematical...you have to take into acount of how many "faces" of the d*** you can get....the min and the max....i think...that's what i did...btw, the two words you get are kind of linked...they have to make a bit of sense together...

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okay - i figured out that when i made the 'HTM' to 'htm' that was only if u accidently messed up last level, duh...and i also figured out that the homophone is capitol-our legislature in Washington DC, and capital- wealth, money....now let's see if my new-found knowledge will take me anywhere....

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yay it worked, it's not capital...okay, let's see what this says...

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please please please help with level 11 i am just dying here.

i tried writing the letters and numbers down and im like what? it makes no sense

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help for 22 please

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Hint for 31 before I go for the holiday/weekend:

The source code hint is *not* a red herring.

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my goodness please help me with level 15.

i know "THE ANSWER IS AWFUL.HTM" but when i put it in...it doesnt work..can someone just post the full url??

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y did no one post 22 help, can someone plz post it now? i really need 22 help...

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i neeed neeed neeed help with level 15

i have "THE ANSWER IS AWFUL.HTM" but i put it in with the toad and everything but its not working...will someone please just give me the full url?? pLEASE

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nvm, i'm getting it- it's like a cryptoquote/cryptoquip in the newpaper...
a starter on is:

so far y=t q=h o=e e=a i=n p=s s=w o=e w=r k=i p=s a=d
or to make it short...yqo eipsow kp, translates to, the answer is....and the word 'eia' means and...you should be able to get the rest

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big lvl 21 hint:

Once you've decrypted (or decoded, I don't know if decrypted means decode?!) anyway....you should get: the answer is between the stratosphere and thermosphere


lvl 21 answer

HA! thought you could get an answer, just figure it out!! between the stratosphere and thermoshpere (google that)....you have to do some of the work! unless you really want it, scroll down........
mesosphere

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PLEASE HELP WITH 23 - I found "RA 17 ?? ??" some earlier posts were saying look up a star chart with RA 17, or something like that, i couldn't find anything, plz help

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Yeah, I'm having the same problem as Innocent Joy with level 27.

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Ok, I realize many of you are way past this now, but I still don't get 26. I do not understand the code in source at all. Could someone please give me a hint?

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Hmm...ok I'm probably gonna give it away buy here's some help on level 26:

The hint in source says: "and from avi to wmv they went" so do as the title says go from right to left. Take the II letter from the word then the V letter from the next and so on and so forth.

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Cherry - ummm....feeling REALLY dense here...

the 2nd letter, then the 5th letter from WHAT word? the only other word I could find was the one that says "missing period" backwards, and that doesn't seem to work...

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Yes! Yes, I do! Yay!!! Thanks Cherry.

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LOL no problem. Come help me with level 27!

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Innocent Joy and Cherry


You have to play connect the dots, but not alphabetical. See if you notice anything similar.
remember, two points make a line.

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=( Can you just tell me what the first letter is?

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Okay, okay... It seems people are having trouble with 22. The following hints are in order of how I did it, except for the last hint (#6) which basically gives the entire decoded sentence. But don't just skip straight to that! This is an easy problem, and fun too! So give it a go first. :)

I'll tell you one thing though, there are no numbers in this. It is letters only.

Hint 1

May I suggest doing this in Microsoft Word, or some other program in which you can change the colour/emphasis of the letters.
Based off what bink115 said, "yqo" = "the". As such, in the entire sentence, all the "y" become "t", all the "q" become "h", and all the "o" become "e".
Bold/Colour change these substituted letters so you don't get confused as to what you've already done!
It's like one of those cryptic puzzles in which you're given a few values, and you have to figure out the entire thing based off of them.

Still having trouble? Hint 2

So you've substituted the above letters in? Good. Look at what you have so far. Based off simple English language principles, you should see some letter combinations that look familiar. This should hint you as to what other letters need to be substituted in.

Can't get it still? Hint 3

Look at the two longest words. Provided you've substituted in correctly, the last six letters should look like, "sxhewe", where "x" and "w" still need to be changed. It should be quite obvious now. The word is one possible 3D shape of a circle ;)
Now you have the values for "x" and "w", go back over the sentence and substitute in these letters.

This should help. Hint 4

Some words should start to form now. I'll tell you this, the two longest words are related to "atmosphere". Once you find out what they are, substitute in any new values.

How much more help do you need!? :P. Hint 5

Now you have the two longest words, the three-letter word between them should be easy. It's is quite possibly the most common three-letter word (starting with "a"!) used in the English language. It's a word that joins two separate ideas into one sentence. I've used the word 6 times already in this post!
Substitute in these new letters.

It should be obvious by now O_O. Hint 6 (The last hint! This is the decoded sentence!)

"The answer is between stratosphere and thermosphere"
Yup... that's it. Google '"stratosphere"' and '"thermosphere"' together and the answer is in description of the first result that comes up!

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need help on 18

changed black into white, and white into black.
but what to do then?

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Ok, I have a screenshot of my level 27,

If you click on my name, you will see it. I connected the letters, but I can't get a 6letter word from them.


Where did I go wrong?
Thanks for all the help so far btw

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Yay! Got it, everytime I post something I solve it myself (or with some help from my friends). Oh well... on to 28

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who can help me with 18;

I've reverted the picture, but then I'm stuck

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Hi again,

Looks like there's been significant progress since I last posted... great job guys!

Charles: It is very possible that some words appeared more than once in puzzle 30. It wasn't intentional, but unavoidable perhaps. However, there is only one correct arrangement that will lead to an answer.

Innocent_Joy: "Devious bastard" might be the nicest compliment I've received yet. Thank you! :-)

Next update just around the corner... we're taking this bad boy all the way to Level 50!

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Pierre,

you have to find out what the code in the picture name means. Then combine it with the title and you should be able to get the answer.

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And don't you think those black lines are in the way?

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jasonleroy November 24, 2005 2:49 PM

27 is kicking my a..... Help me before my brain explodes!

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Jasonleroy, are you looking at the picture called abalone?

If so, you have to apply the title of the page to the picture, you should get letters.

Hope this helpes enough...

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please help me on 27, i found the same thing in the picture like innocent joy did, but i haven't got the faintest idee what it could be.
thanks

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I LOVE puzzle 30...it's the only one in the later stages that I got myself...its easy, but I'll give you a hint to those who's lost or stuck

did you read the source?

all of it?

so now that you have the word list, find the words

the title of the puzzle page is a hint that helps you finish...it could also have been "The amazeing word search"...and no I didn't spell it wrong...;P

you know where to start and where to finish...find the right way out...and hello puzzle 31 XD

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ok...I don't love level 31...it's way too hard...or because its too simple?...the clue that it gives you tells you to

follow your instincts...

Can someone gimme a hint? I've been on this for hours now...

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Hey guys.

Could you please help me with 26.

I know the decoded message. But I have no idea what to do with it. The file name of the image seems to give a clue, but I don't know what!

Please help. This is overly frustrating.

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wow...level 31 is smart...wow...such tiny differences that you won't even notice...here is my hint

Even if you think you've did it wrong, you may actually be right...think about it...what is the SOURCE of all these problems?

anyways...Luke:
did you decode the name of the picture?

they travelled from "East to West"...so...in

if you apply the the roman numerals to the name of the countries like with the licence plates of the cars of a previous level...you may find somewhere to use the decoded picture name...good luck!

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o my...i just realized that in html, you can't put in the square brakets...I'm sorry Luke, but i messed up the first hint...

i meant in that direction with an arrow but the arrow became a comment...=P...that's a hint about how to read the name of the picture

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je suis fini! FINALLY!!!...it's a temp end, so there's nothing fancy...more levels coming soon i guess...

for level 33:

You need a CLOSER look at it...that's all

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ok for level 11 here is the answer

man.hmt

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help with 26 i need more i i don't understand anything HELP

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Can anyone out there help me with level 20? I read the previous hints, but I still can't get it. -- I have the names being Christine, Herbie, General Lee, and KITT, but that is all

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I still need help with 27.

I've drawing our everything, and if kind of looks like Dahtter? What the hell is that? So where did I go wrong? Point me in the right direction?

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I'm stuck on 28. I recognize what the missing pieces represent, but I don't know what to do next.

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Never mind, I got it!

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So what's the answer to 27? LOL

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So I also can't get level 20! I don't know what it is, but it is totally confusing me!

I have tired CENT and HERT, but neither work!

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Well I don't know how to link a url to my name but this is my screenshot for what I have for 27

http://tinypic.com/ht77ug.jpg is that right because what I think it is doesn't work =(

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So I can't get 26 now...

heres what i have. "from east to west they rode" "and from avi to wmv they went" "missing period" and "fly avi". I have no idea what to do. What do avi and wmv mean? where do i put the missing period??? PLEASE HELP!!!

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26:

flyavi is missing the period.

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people.. i need some help on 18.. i found out that FAFAFA is a number of a color when constructing a webpage. am I right?

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ugh... stuck on 26

When i try to open fly.avi it wont load the quicktime! whats wrong?

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Cherry,
You are close. I had to keep trying words until I found the right one. Here's a big hint:

dan_er. Fill in the missing letter

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GBjoey, yes you are right.

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wow, you're all doing so well and im still stuck on level 11, and have been for the last week. well it seems like that long anyway. i've looked down the list but i still cant figure it out, can anyone help?

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I would like to help, but I can't remember which one is lvl 11. Remind me...

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It's the sphinx one right? There is a story about a sphinx that tells riddles. One riddl is famous.. you'll need the answer to that one. Just google it.

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29 is killing me now

I'm on the second picture, but no heraldry is getting me anywhere. I'm thinking something with whom and who, but .........

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OMG. Thank you Darrick! <3

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Help me on 29 please. I might have to end it all

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I don't know where to even begin on 28.

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Stuck on 29 as well.... I just don't see it

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